Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Just a short message...

...to say that Justin, Joe and Gaul, you've been CUT from my links, due to inactivity.

That is all.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

McDonald's salad; BK ad

I had a coupon for a free Entree Salad at McDonald's. So, before class yesterday, I decided to use it. I figured it would be a nice little snack. Imagine my surprise when I got this huge salad! I ordered the chicken cesar salad and it was a meal unto itself (I guess that's why in French it's called repas salade). It was great. The salad wasn't pathetic like the lettuce they put in the burgers. The chicken was actual, flavourful chicken. The whole package was amazing. I know that once you put the dressing on, it's pretty bad for you but wow, what a meal!

All this to say, next time there's a late night McD's outing, I'm getting the giant chicken salad.

Addendum: Has anyone seen this ridiculous Burger King ad? I cannot begin to describe it, other than to say that it seems to have originated in some alternate universe. It must be seen to be understood.


Friday, March 18, 2005

Bored of The Ring

I hate The Ring. I thought it was not only boring but incredibly stupid, as well. Watching a videocassette curses you? Then you get a call saying you'll die in 7 days. ??? What if your phone line is disconnected? Does watching the video still count as a death sentence? Do you get a singing telegram if the phone service is knocked out? Email? Messenger pigeon? And please, this is 2005! VHS tapes? Who are all these people watching VHS movies? I'd flat out refuse if someone offered to watch a videocassette movie.

Me: Hey, Chris! Wanna watch this fantastic movie I got on VHS? It might kill us. Just make sure your phone line is disconnected.
Chris: VHS? N***a, please! VHS is not meant to watch...it's goddam 2005! It's DVD or nuthin'!
Me: You're right! Why would I even suggest this to you?

Now there's a sequel to this garbage, shockingly called (get this!) The Ring 2. I'm sure it will make a few bucks but will (hopefully) drop off once people discover the innate ridiculousness (and unintentional hilarity) of the plot.

Yay, Friday!
(Wow, I've posted 3 days in a row...I think I'll take a wee break now).

Thursday, March 17, 2005

God damn protesters

I hate protesters! These students are taking over the streets, complaining that the government doesn't pay enough for their schooling. Oh boo hoo.

What if they had to go to school anywhere else? They'd be paying through their noses. Quebec has one of the lowest tuition rates around and they complain? It's like Michael Moore complaining to a Lara Flynn Boyle that he doesn't have enough to eat. No sympathy here. They don't know how good students have it here. I think they've gotten too used to government handouts. Leave well enough alone.

Whiney protesting diminishes the effects of real protests; ones that actually serve a useful purpose for the greater good. Where are the police cracking nightsticks when you need them? :p

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

DVDs; Sith trailer; baseball on Xbox

So yesterday was a DVD bonanza. To my surprise, my Red Dwarf Series 5 and 6 DVDs arrived (thank you, amazon.ca, for your quick delivery!). Then, Star Trek: First Contact Special Edition DVD came out (at the low low price of $14). So, of course, I got that, as well (If you want to see my complete DVD collection, there's a link further down this page, in the links section).

I love Red Dwarf. It's too brilliant. Have you ever watched a show (or seen a movie or read a book, for that matter) where you enjoy it so much, you wish you had created it? Anyway, if you like Brit humour and scifi, Red Dwarf is the jokes, guy.

Last Thursday, the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith trailer debuted during The O.C. I do not watch that show, so I torrented the trailer afterwards...complete with an intro from one of the show's characters...so despite Seth's intro, I must have watched that trailer a dozen times, analyzing each scene. I even paused it at one part, where there's an overhead view of Obi-Wan surrounded by dozens of droids...one of them General Grievous (if you don't know who that is...either find out or leave this blog! ...I kid, of course). Sick! I'm messing my pants in anticipation.

I bought the new Sega baseball game, MLB 2k5 last week, and liked the game fine. Its presentation is the most insanely amazing of any sports game I've played. However, there was a downside. The stats tracking is screwed up. Baseball, more than any other sport, lends itself to statistics and stats mad people tend to gravitate towards it. So you can understand how upset I was when the game starts attributing saves and wins and losses to the wrong players, some not even on my MLB roster! Frank Thomas hits a game-winning home-run for me...and gets the loss?!?! Who the...? Or I win a game and a player on my AAA team gets the save? What? I was so ticked off, I traded in the game for EA's MVP Baseball 2005. So far, so good. I love how MVP has the real A, AA, and AAA teams for each team. Nice touch.

Yay, payday!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Yelling at strangers

So I have free rentals at Rogers Video. I got me a membership and watched Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman. Pretty good movie. It's about this guy in old-tyme Japan and like he's blind, right? But he's the most malade swordsdude around. Much slicing and dicing.
Next up was Alien vs Predator. You'd think this movie would have a bunch of aliens duking it out with a bunch of nasty predators. No. Not at all. There are 3 predators (2 of whom are offed early by a single alien) and the movie almost went in the direction of having the last predator get romantic with the leading lady. Stupid movie whose violence was so lousy it could not offset the obvious plot holes.

So the next day, after a typical Barbie's foooooood outing, we saw Be Cool. It was good for a few laughs. Anyway, there was this idiot and his IDIOT woman down the row from me. Everytime an actor appeared on screen, the woman would say "We know him, right? He played in (such and such)". That upset me on two levels. 1) It's goddam annoying! and 2) He did not play in the movies she thought he did.
Everytime Andre 3000 would appear on screen, the guy would point (point!!) and say, loudly "He kills me...haw haw". Every time!! Then, whenever Vince Vaughn would do his bit on screen, the guy would point again and say "Oh my god. Oh my god, did you see that?".
Obviously, these people do not deserve to live...or see movies, at the very least.
And obviously, it's my place to make them aware of how stupid and vapid they truly are (of course, being so stupid, they wouldn't understand why they're stupid anyway).
So after the movie as we're loitering outside, these two come out and walk to the far end of the Guzzo entrance, whereupon I tell the group how annoying they are. Then the guy and his woman split up, almost without saying good bye. Like she left him right there. So (obnoxiously?) I said "best move ever lady!"

I thought that was funny. But Chris (who later in the night told Justin, right in front of Marie-Eve, that he has bad taste in women) got on my case that I'm mean to strangers or something. Hey, if I don't judge, who will? Dumb people are a cancer on society (unfortunately, the majority of society is dumb...but as Chris says I say, that's neither here nor there).

Moral of the story: I hate stupid people. Don't be stupid...or I'll hate you, too.